Mental Health & Wellness Apps

Applications can be very useful tools available to users 24/7 as needed.  Below is a list of apps, sorted by topic, which can assist you with work you do in therapy or self-improvement. Below you will find Apps for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Overall Mental Health
  • PTSD
  • Self-Esteem
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Recovery

Anxiety

Breathe2Relax

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool for iPhone and Android devices. It's a hands-on diaphragmatic breathing exercise. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body's 'fight-or-flight' response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management.

Mindshift

Mindshift, for iPhone and Android devices, is designed to provide you with tools for managing various types of anxiety, including test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic, and conflict.

SAM

SAM (Self-Help for Anxiety Management), iPhone and Android app, offers options for tracking anxiety, identifying anxiety triggers, teaching breathing and relaxation strategies, and developing an anxiety management toolkit.

Stop Panic and Anxiety

Stop Panic and Anxiety is a free Android app that offers self-help methods to control panic and anxiety. The info in this app assumes that you are suffering from panic attacks due to Panic Disorder. It may not be applicable to other forms of anxiety. It focuses on the fear of having a panic attack and the fear of the sensations when having a panic.

Tactical Breather

The Tactical Breather app for iPhone and Android devices can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress. Through repetitive practice and training, you can learn to gain control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and psychological responses to your body during stressful situations.

Depression

Cognitive Diary CBT

The self-help methods used in this Android app are based on the tools of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and challenge irrational thinking.

Depression CBT Self-Help Guide

This Android app contains a depression severity test, audios, articles, a cognitive diary, and a motivational points system that help you learn how to do this.

MoodGYM

MoodGYM is an internet based Cognitive Behavioral treatment for Depression developed by a psychologist. Create an account and follow the treatment plan. This is an excellent tool to use in conjunction with in person therapy.

Mental Health

DBT Self-Help

This iPhone  app is designed to help you cope with overwhelming emotions and impulsive behaviors. It will also assist with relationships and help you cultivate mindfulness.

T2 Mood Tracker

T2 Mood Tracker is an iPhone and Android app that allows you to monitor and track emotional health. The app records a range of emotions for anxiety, depression, head injury, stress, posttraumatic stress and general well-being. You can create items to track your progress and results are displayed in an easy-to-understand graph.

Mindfulness/Relaxation

Calm

Calm, for iPhone and Android devices, provides free guided meditations and calming sounds and images ranging from two to 35 minutes

Headspace

Headspace, for iPhone and Android devices, is meditation made relevant to modern life. Get unique daily guided meditations, science facts and figures and progress reports, all designed to make it as easy as possible for you to get some calm and clarity.

Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep

This Android app lets you choose from a list of 6 different good quality nature relaxing sounds (sounds of nature) which include thunder, ocean sounds, sea, birds sounds, rain, night in jungle, water sounds, waterfall, nature and start your personal audio therapy.

Relax Melodies: Sleep and Yoga

Select sounds and melodies that you like and combine them to create a mix with this iPhone and Android app.

PTSD

PTSD Coach

PTSD Coach was developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center for PTSD. This iPhone and Android app is intended to be used as an adjunct to psychological treatment, but can also serve as a stand-alone education tool.

Self-Esteem

Self-esteem Blackboard

This Android app was developed by a clinical psychologist using the methods of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help improve self-esteem. This app may be for you if low self-esteem is affecting your relationships or preventing you from being successful at school. If you're unhappy with yourself, or having problems with anxiety or depression, this app may be for you.

Suicide Prevention

A Friend Asks

This iPhone and Android app offers tips for getting help for a friend (or yourself).  Helpful information includes what to do RIGHT NOW as well as what NOT to do.

LifeBuoy

This iPhone app is designed specifically to assist suicide survivors after a recent attempt.  It offers a daily mood diary, suggestions for decreasing social isolation, and other ways to monitor increased warning signs of suicidality.

ReliefLink

This award-winning suicide prevention iPhone app assists users with tracking daily mood/thoughts, creating a safety plan, locating the nearest hospitals, and obtaining quick-access to coping methods.

Virtual Hope Box

This iPhone and Android app helps with coping relaxation, distraction from overwhelming emotion, and positive thinking. You can personalize the content on the app to meet your specific needs.

Sexual Assault Resources

bSafe

This Android app is designed to quell safety concerns as you travel. While the app requires you to register one primary contact, users can add an unlimited number of friends. Highlights of the app include a “Follow Me” feature, which enables users’ guardians or friends to track their journey in real-time using GPS technology, and an “I’m Here” feature, which alerts contacts when a user has arrived at their destination.

There is also an S.O.S. feature, and a timer feature which triggers an alarm when users do not check-in on time. A video recording begins once the alarm is activated to collect evidence of a possible crime.

Circle of 6

This iPhone and Android app allows you a way to connect with your most trustred friends to stay close and attempt to prevent violence before it happens. It lets you choose six trustred friends to add to your circle. If you get into an uncomfortable situation, use Circle of 6 to automatically send your circle a pre-programmed SMS alert message with your exact location.

Recovery

iQuit

This iPhone app makes a smoker wanting to quit wait longer between each smoke until they are gradually able to quit. Charts and gives results of time between each smoke.

Porn and Sex Addiction Support

This iPhone app provides support through chat, news and video podcasts.

Quit Drinking

This Android app is designed to help people cope with the emotional and physical cravings for alcohol.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, please contact our office at (304) 333-3661, campus security at (304) 367-4357, or dial 911 for immediate help.